Re-Advertised: Consultancy to Finalize the National School Nutrition Policy, Kingston, 40 days (Local, Remote)

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Thursday 1 Sep 2022 at 04:55 UTC

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Location of Consultancy: Kingston, Jamaica

Duration: 8 Weeks

Anticipated Start Date: September 2022

Anticipated End Date: October 2022

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

How can you make a difference?

Consultant_School Nutrition Policy - Terms of Reference.pdf


In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY), the consultant will:

  1. Develop a detailed workplan of activities and actions with a projected timeline required for successful completion of the assignment

  2. Attend planned stakeholder consultations/town hall events to generate feedback on the draft policy and recommendations for full promotion and implementation.

  3. Provide technical assistance to revise the Policy (Green Paper), as needed, incorporating recommendations from the Ministry of Education and Youth, Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and stakeholder consultations

  4. Prepare regular reports from consultations including feedback and recommendations for alignment, finalization and full implementation of the policy document, and consensus on key components of the policy Finalize policy for advancement through the policy development process

T****o qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:-


  • An advanced University degree (Masters/PhD ) in Public Policy or Administration, Public Health, Nutrition, Education, Agriculture, or related field.


  • At least 7 years’ work experience at government level and/or national and/or international institutions in policy development, analysis, planning and evaluation

 Experience in policy development

 Strong knowledge of the food and nutrition environment and nutritional issues facing children, adolescents and adults in Jamaica.

 Previous experience in the health or education sector will be an advantage

 Excellent communication and facilitation skills

 Strong analytical and report writing skills

For every Child, you demonstrate.

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.


UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract. All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.

Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF.

Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract.

Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Consultants and individual contractors are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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